Your Visionary member benefits

As a Visionary member you have unrivaled access to information to support your organisational health and fundraising activities, as well as extensive networking opportunities and the benefits of being part of a strong and active peer-to-peer network. Our annual conference is our flagship event – over 100 organisations attend, and as a Visionary member, you get discounted rates to attend and the opportunity to show case your work and enter our prestigious Visionary awards.

As a member you will also have ongoing access to the Visionary team who can offer you and your organisation specialist 1:1 support, advice or just a chance to discuss issues and ideas.

On top of all this, Visionary membership provides you with:

  • Networking opportunities with 120+ other sight loss organisations across the UK
  • Membership forums – online (coming in 20202) and face to face
  • Invitations to and discounted places at the Visionary annual conference and Visionary regional events and training
  • Opportunities to share good practice and learning through staff networks, CEO networks and training opportunities
  • Up to date sight loss sector information and opportunities – through the briefing and through the Visionary networks and visits
  • A bid review service
  • A member only section of the website – we have templates for policies, procedures, strategic planning, funding guidance
  • Links with national partners: including RNIB, Guide Dogs, TPT
  • Use of our communications channels to share your news and post your job vacancies
  • Specialist 1:1 advice and guidance with regards:
    • Funding and commissioning
    • Impact measurement
    • Governance, compliance and board effectiveness
    • Service redesign
    • Strategic development
    • Leadership
    • Recruitment and team building
    • Marketing and communications
    • Mergers
  • Free services and advice from our partners, including:
    • Roots HR
    • Russel Cooke Solicitors – more info here
  • Member offers from partners, including:
    • Towergate insurance
    • NCVO

To access any of your membership benefits – please contact us.

Quotes from our members

“Visionary has been a huge support to me and my organisation. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly, the conferences valuable and the contact with other societies a huge bonus.”

“I have been able to meet and discuss with like minded people across the country to better understand the common goals we face and how we can demonstrate the network being a powerful influencer.”

“Being a member of Visionary makes us part of a larger community of sight loss organisations. We are no longer trying to solve all our problems on our own.”

“Even though we are a small charity, totally run by volunteers, we feel included by Visionary and that big, or small, all the members matter.”

“‚Visionary help us to have a better understanding of the sector in general and learning from other sight loss charities helps us to be aware of gaps in our own services‚”

“We have access to technical and professional advice and support, access to research and best practice etc., plus campaigning.”

“We’re able to demonstrate that we have a network across a wider area and are, therefore, part of a bigger influencing group.”

“The range of information and support available enables us to develop services at a faster pace and learn from others and share our own ideas. It also allows us to gain support that assists us to work more efficiently.”

“An umbrella organisation that offers a sense of security.”

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